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we are in the middle because you what the economy to improve but not want to the fed to stop totally but yet you want to show it is getting better because sees earnings have to grow so the goldilocks scenario is the underlying growth would pick up and yet pick up later but then not have a crash when the rates go higher. dennis: you say the stocks go down with good news because we are scared of they will tie ended? but today they went up triple digits is there such an attitude to where i think the economy will go okay? >> fortunately a part of that is the investors are confident coming back to the stock market. it will go up even just people thinking it is up. >> what did y think of the report today? >> solid but not sptacular. to reduce thousand jobs is a good bumper but every other indicator was positive. most importantly we saw improvement of the for sandage other americans in the rkforce. i was happy with this report but we should not be celebratory i remember in the '80s and '90s we had five budgets thousand jobs in one month but it there is no such styles as to get the jobs crea
to our economic, to the way our economy functions, that is, with banks having the opportunity, banks and other financial institutions having the opportunities to criticize what the government is suggesting, but, also, to our political system because the public then will not get the kind of feedback about what the government is doing that they can only get from the regulatory, from the regulated industries. so that's, those are the two policy issues that come out of this very, very heavy settlement that the government exacted from jpmorgan chase. thank you. >> thank you, peter. i mentioned earlier that we had intended a fourth statement but we were not able to complete that in time given the weather conditions. we'll send it to you by email but he wants review part of it before that. >> it's a simple statement. we had technical difficultyings with a missing e copy. it is a comment on a letter by four resolution authorities in four different leading countries to isda, international wall dealer association. changing master agreements to facilitate bank resolution. when they realize if a
the economy. and since the days of henry ford, the american auto industry kept its hand on the wheel and its foot on the accelerator. detroisold the big car. and american drivers bought it. high gas mileage didn't mean much to people used to 30 cent gas. 1973 changed that. war in the middle east and an oil embargo were followed by short supplies, gas lines, and skyrocketing prices. higher gas prices de datsunsan. to some, importing japanese cars meant exporting american jobs. so why not just cut imports to save jobs? for drivers, cars are transportation. but in detroit, cars are jobs, good jobs, and lots of them. for auto workers, more imports would mean more layoffs, often permanent layoffs, and a search for new work by men and women who had spent their lives on the assembly line. president douglas fraser of the powerful auto workers union took the workers' case to washington. his members and their employers needed protection from their japanese competitors. protecting auto workers and the auto industry made little sense to believers in free trade, like economist robt crandall of the brooki
the core of the economy today. that's what we did in the manufacturing sector the beginning of this economy and it really built the american middle class. it's what we need to do now. manufacturing jobs have gone away. it's fast-food jobs, retail jobs, service sector forming the core of the u.s. economy. those are the jobs we need to raise wages for. >> jack brings up an important point, seven out of ten growth occupyings through 2020 are low-wage jobs. this the american job market. the president has supported this, we have a lot of democrats who have come out and supported thchl i think it is much harder, actually, for conservatives to dismiss the minimum wage in the way they dismiss other parts of the social safety net. this is not an entitlement program. there's economic stimulus. i think this puts conservatives in a tough position. >> it does put republicans in a tough position. majority of republicans think this is a good idea. the president talked beauty this yesterday. he's been talking about this for as long as he's been in public life. how is it we get more hone into the hands of w
. making sense of the new jobs numbers. has the economy turned the corner when it comes to the economy. >>> we'll hear from president bill clinton. >>> motor city master pieces. the latest on possibly selling artwork opened by detroit. could it pull the city it of bankruptcy, and should it? >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex wit witt". president obama surging congress to extend benefits for 1.3 million workers. they are set to expire just three days after christmas. >> if congress refuses to act it won't just hurt families already struggling. it will actually harm our economy. unemployment insurance is one of the most effective ways there is to boost our economy. when people have money to spend on basic necessities, that means more customers for our businesses and ultimately more jobs. >> the republicans are focusing on obama care. >> families who work hard and play by the rules deserve some basic choices, fairness and relief. that's why the house has passed legislation to delay the individual mandate for all americans and let you keep the plan you like. these p
. considerable fiscal constraints. we're going to see environment -- it will allow for the underlying economy to look stronger. >> the bloomberg political analyst is with us -- sequestration in 2014 is different for him last year. >> they realize -- both sides realize they made a huge mistake. interesting point to me, we had a stock market high. we have housing rates out. we have more millionaires and billionaires. you have all of this data and then you have 75% of the country saying we are on the wrong track. >> will that look like going forward when you deal with the restructuring of fannie and freddie? will we see tightening standards and will that hurt the economy even more? >> i think that is one of the challenges. there are lasting scars. we will continue to see regulatory changes and adjustments. one of those is in the mortgage market. >> can i get a mortgage in 2014? doesn't change the radically that i cannot the mortgage? >> we could see some listening, but when we look back, it will look fundamentally different than what we had during the bubble. >> let's look at today's jobs report
across the world and how we compete in global economy, now that number has dropped down it's not 79% anymore. it's around 35% of our jobs in high school a diploma, which means we have a big skill scant. it's in the manufacturing jobs, john. you can't show up with a high get l degree and expect to a job in a manufacturing plant. you have to have some type of to do, to read, to write, basic math, to operate to machinery, the equipment, the things that you have. so as a nation, we're falling behind. industrialized nations, 14th in reading, 17th in science, 25th in math. 34 nations. we're a better nation than that. to compete and remain internationally globally competitive, we have to change and we haven system to address the needs of our employers. it up to you open guys, but before we do that, manziel y, is johnny going to win the heisman again? >> i don't have a clue. i played six-man football. >> you're an aggie, you're yeah, baby, yeah. >> i don't have an idea. he is fun to watch play. here's what i will project. i will make a prediction -- that i'm very confident in and that is th
the disappointment has been most. we have not seen structural reform as of yet. to push the that economy forward to drive up it isment opportunity and absent. the fourth ee quarter number better assuming an upsurge as a result of the taxation going into next year? >> the anticipation of sales ax increasing next spring is bringing some spending forward. you may see some corporate ahead of that. but the disappointment in japan is we are trying to increase at all. the radical opposition to the economics program would say we should be cutting spending taxes, not increasing taxes increased spending. >> you pwroeu up obama. draw the line between what is hang with the u.s. sort of policy moving forward but in of fed and what will happen in japan. the level of linkage. ex-existential. abe economics depends on the economics and a q.e. policies. what has driven the stock market up and yen down is the huge amount of risk takers piling which is atest story abe economics and shorting the yen. sort of pullback in the global asset price to q.e. the ated yen will be shooting up and stock market would fall. wit
google and apple urged the u.s. government to stop it is spying. japanese economy slows. exclusive interview with the prime minister tells us there is no end to abenomics. good morning, everybody. i am guy johnson. >> i'm francine lacqua. let's get straight to the top corporate story. fiat is planning a $9 billion investment in new models. >> it is part of their turnaround strategy to end losses in europe and revise its italian factories. jonathan ferro joins us now with the details. big money, big focus on the romeo. marks like alfa >> it is not just about upscale and luxury, it is about the cars and fiat that are actually selling, the 500, the alfa romeo that has mass is potential at the luxury end of things and the maserati as well. u.s. selling more in the than anywhere else. it is about made in italy and it looks like it is going to be about sold in the united states. has beent in europe doing so badly and they have had to cut jobs within italy itself heard good news because they're actually leveraging the luxury branding that goes with the identity of italy. that is where the
confidence to our economy, to the business community and to our people if we got a beginning. deal, but unfortunately that does not seem to be, at least at this point in time, in the discussion. i'm hopeful that the budget committee so i'm hopeful that the budget committee conference will revisit or at least come up with a product that has not been discussed which will accomplish the objective of putting this country on a fiscally sustainible path for the long term, >> coming up, treasury secretary jack lew on implementation of the dodd-frank regulations. and president obama at the white house hanukkah reception. later, the democratic steering expiring hearing on unemployment benefits. span, washington journal looks at the mission and role of the national institutes of health. starting live at 7:30 eastern with director francis collins on the medical research priorities. future projects and the impact of sequestration. at 8:00, allergy and infectious diseases director anthony fauci followed by derek green director of the national human genome research institute gave at 9:00, harold
side and what it does it our economy and families and our community and i've seen the incredible force that enterprises bring to revitalize our community and to hire talent from within and aboard. i've seen great entrepreneurship by welcoming talented folks from aboard so reforming the immigration system i hope i'll get a chance to be part of it. and we're looking forward to putting together a team and rolling out the historic reform of that system >> thank you for this conversation. >> thank you to our san francisco chamber of commerce and business forward and sf city for co- hosting this town hall. i'm eager to hear from the other companies about their stories of immigration. tell us your own stories. we're to start with you the ceo of illuminate. >> so my story is not any more special then the stories of what you've heard. you group in india. i gave a shout out and my family really believes in education and the empowerment through education. there is a certain resistlessness and get out of your comfort zone and explore other things. that's how i got here. the path is not easy it's
, these trends are bad for our economy. one study finds that growth is more fragile and recession is more frequent in countries with greater inequality. .hat makes sense when families have less to spend, businesses have fewer customers. households rack up greater mortgage and credit card debt. topentrated wealth at the will not result in broadly based consumer spending that drives our economy and with less regulation, it may contribute to risky speculative bubbles. rising inequality and declining mobility are bad for families and social cohesion. not just because we tend to trust our institutions us, but studies show we actually tend to test -- trust each other less. host: that was the president yesterday talking about income inequality. toare turning to all of you get your stories. are you able to move up the economic ladder? we have the lines divided by age. start calling us now. you can put your comments on facebook or tweet us as well. a response from house speaker john boehner's spokesman. they promote government reliance rather than economic mobility. what are your thoughts on this?
of some potential break through, however, he reviewed the republican perspective of it's about the economy, and we have a plan to improve the economy, and that's not related to social benefit programs. >> that we create more american jobs and better american wages. the republicans continue to focus on strengthening the economy for middle class families. that's why we passed nearly 150 bills many of them will help our economy, they are still sitting in the united states senate. so you hear a difference, how republicans approach things and democrats approach things. he also used his time to rail against obama-care, the federal healthcare law, he says that's one of the other priorities that and getting the economy going less so than working on the unemployment benefit issue. >> and torment, the labor department releases the november employment numbers. stick with al jazeera america for full coverage of that important report. some fast food workers are striking in more than 100 cities. they are demanding an increase in the minimum wage, and pushing to make it easier to unionize. many are askin
-style enhancements for those not rich. >> but the bottom line is that when you have a slow economy like we had in the 70s, the rich very often get richer but the poor get poorer. that didn't happen during the reagan era, did it? >> no, it didn't. look, it's not just the obama administration's fault. it's the bush administration's fault. the cheap dollar policy creates financial bubbles. who can take advantage of financial bubble? the rich. the poor always have to sell out at the bottom. number one. number two, the regulatory creep that occurred under bush and has accelerated under obama has made it very difficult to expand in areas where you typically find high wage blue collar jobs, in transportation, energy extraction and so on. i hope rick will be pleased to hear that i'm not blaming this entirely on president obama. >> well, on the other hand, mike, president obama's solution to all this and they're saying it in europe, the imf is saying it, is to have this global wealth tax, to tax the rich more, to bring the rich down, that will help income disparity. what do you think of that plan? >> a
the economy. a government survey says among japanese workers has improved for the first time in two months. researchers asked more than 2,000 people nationwide how they feel about the economy compared with three months ago. the survey results released on monday show that the november index for the current state of the economy stood at 53.5%. that's a gain of 1.7 points from the previous months. it does suggest the economy is flat. respondents to this work in retail, restaurants, as well as other sectors that are sensitive to economic trends. many other respondents said that home appliances and cars are really selling well ahead of the consumption tax hike next april. workers at many factories say they are receiving more orders. we also got news on the index for the business outlook. it rose 0.3 points to 54.8. that makes for the third safe monthly rise. this reflects optimistic views for the year end shopping season. the cabinet office also upgraded its economic assessment. it previously said the economy is recovering steady. many respondents do expect demand to rise ahead of the consumpti
right. mayor ed lee has worked hard to keep san francisco economy and recovery on track and create jobs for san franciscans. he makes a city like san francisco to celebrate diversity in education and health care and in the environment for future generation. mayor ed lee began his career as a civil rights attorney he later served as a director of the human rights commission fighting for people then as director of the public works and later as city administrator now as mayor of san francisco he continues to fight by implementing services that help our most vulnerable community. i'd like to welcome to the stage the houshlg may have san francisco mayor ed lee. (clapping.) >> thank you very much. good evening, everybody and welcome to the people's palace. well, this is tonight i'm excited to be here it's an honor to be here to celebrate the ninth american heritage indian month no san francisco celebration of the awards. i wanted to thank not that all of you are here but for k q e d for the sponsoring of local heros. this is important because your city is all about diversity and i want to ma
values and commitments. and if we refocus our energies on building an economy that grows for everybody, and gives every child in this country a fair chance at success, then i remain confident that the future still looks brighter than the past, and that the best days for this country we love are still ahead. [applause] thank you, everybody. god bless you. god bless america. [applause] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> house speaker john boehner criticized democrats and president obama yesterday for failing to pass legislation to create jobs and grow the economy. here is what he said on the house floor. the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. the speaker: mr. speaker, the american people work hard and they've got a right to expect their elected representatives to do the same. house republicans are listening. to date the house has passed nearly 150 bills this congress that the united states senate has failed to act on. many of them would help our economy
can do the trick. it came in the face of an employment report that was uplifting. the economy cranking out 203,000 jobs last month and the jobless rate dropping to to 7%, lower tn anyone could remember in five years. it might not be a fluke because consumers are feeling it, too. back to why this is all so weird. normally investors sell off on good news like this because it would signal the federal reserve starts helping them out and starts tapering the 85 billion bucks a month it's been flowing their way to keep interest rates low. a lot more on weather stocks stay high, but first, to mother nature, anything but hot. because fox is on top of a massive ice storm not letting up. icy cold temperatures ripping across a huge part of the country today. the wind chill in montana, minus 46. not much better throughout the midwest, and this arctic blast is expected to stick around for a while. no matter where you live you're likely to be hit and we're all over it with casey stiegel on the mess that is getting messier. scott in arkansas, where things are not much better. joe, on why we could all
and a very favorable way for wall street despite the expectation that a growing economy will lead to the end of the federal reserve easing money policies. first to the economy, the november jobs report showed an unemployment rate of 7%. that is the lowest monthly unemployment rate since the december before president obama took office. the economy beating expectations , creating more than 200,000 jobs last month. with september and october payroll numbers also revised higher. the labor force participation rate ticked up for the first time in nearly five years. after hitting a 35 year low in october. and the total number of people out of work including the unemployed and the under employed dropped by more than a million people last month. those job gains and a broad range of industries, including higher paying sectors like manufacturing and construction, which added 27,000 new jobs alone last month. wall street today indicated investors may now be prepared to bid adios to quantitative easing despite lingering fears that the better reserve will quit its easing money policies in. the doubt -- do
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casey thank you. ♪ >>> some encouraging news for jobs and the economy today, patricia sabga has the details of the much better than expected november employment reports. >> reporter: for the second straight month the u.s. job market showed signs of improve. the economy added 203,000 jobs in november lowering the unemployment rate to 7%. labor secretary says the numbers indicate the economic recovery is gaining strength. >> we have now had 45 consecutive months of private sector job growth to the tune of 8 million plus jobs. roorp while the numbers are encouraging, analysts say we still have a long way to go? >> to get to full employment we estimate the economy is going to have to create between 200 and 225,000 jobs per month for the next couple of years. >> reporter: but that may be difficult to achieve. the recovery is still on shaky ground with small businesses sees a slowdown in sales for the year. that is significant, because those businesses create about two-thirds of new jobs. ly hard hit has been the retail sector. despite slashing prices and opening their doors thanksgiv
. neil: melissa, what is the story? >> the idea is that it grows when the economy is bad and it contracts when the economy starts to improve. projections are that in the next five years it will go back at the 1996 levels to ensure its economy and the point is to boost wages. neil: one people out of seven people, isn't that bad? >> one person out of seven people is about $23,000 a year getting for food stamps. >> i'm not sure it's one out of seven. but what i hear what melissa is saying. it's a bad economy. 65% of groceries and food stamps due to that. neil: we also relax the standards? >> yes, starting under george bush. as well as president obama. there were a requirements and tests and the like. but that is a recent development. while people are misleading others about when they say that there is not an explosion of food stamps, there's a higher growth rate. what they are saying is rescue the food stamp program for the truly poor. the. neil: we could go back and forth for who is really poor and who is not poor. but you could go beyond food stamps, now you are close to one out of three a
scalp. >>> after five years of stops and starts, the u.s. economy may be in a steady recovery. the unemployment rate is the lowest in five years. home sales and price rsz up. stocks are rising. gas prices are falling. not everyone is feeling it though. a new cnn poll shows that a quarter of the public believes things are getting better. nour ten say it's getting worse. joining me now kevin hasset, former economic adviser to m.i.t. romney and annie lowry and mark zandy, chief communist from moodies an lit ikz. thank you all for joining us. so is this real? the worst has happened? and we're on the road to recovery? yes? >> yes. i think that we're clearly in a strong recovery now. if you look at the inflection and data over the last couple months, it's really the best couple of months i've seen since the great recession began. consumer confidence is soaring. auto sales jumped up to 16.4 mill dwron above the 16 million which is like the 98.6 for the economy. everything is looking good. it's that rare moment where we seem to be right on the verge of a recovery. >> wow. could someth
powerful man in the states janice on the attack was sacked from his managing the economy. corruption womanizing and drug taking what analysts say it's one of the biggest the peebles has the government since the death of the former leader kim jong il in two thousand the mountains. now to violent scenes from a football match result two people have been seriously injured in a violent brawl that broke out between fans images were broadcast live to millions of homes are likely to raise questions about the country's ability to keep them safe during next year's world cup after clifford reports. i see no conflict because players green knight's tale. minutes later the cd and descended into chaos. it is time to teach other and began to lose grind the beans and some of the idea contest this repeatedly and can't. riot police fired pepper pilates and tear gas into the riots the helicopter ride to treat the insurance. the plaintiff was already being punished for sundial in several months ago. it will finance the series to brazil this year raising concerns for the country's image ahead of the world
latest report on the state of the u.s. economy. then the fcc considers a plan to let air travelers use their cell phones in flight. the inter-sector is being called the fastest cop car ever. to our viewers here in the united states and those of you joining us from around the world, welcome. we have full coverage of the stocks and the stories making headlines tonight. yang yang is in washington with today's cover story. she will have the latest on u.s. government rules that could change the way we fly. we will have that story coming up. economic conditions around the nation shows the united states still growing at a moderate to modest pace. is that enough to get the fed to alter its row graham. >> the new beige book does not contain any major revelations on the u.s. economy but it could bolster the view that the economy is gaining traction and could affect policymakers decisions on whether or not to scale back their asset purchases. from the fed's 12 districts, early october to mid november, that includes the 16-day government shutdown. economic activity continued to expand at a modest
they could be influenced. the official forecast is for 185,000 new jobs created by the economy, 180,000 of them private, but the whisper number on the street is stronger -- over 200,000. the number, we had a big surprise -- remember, we had a big surprise last month and everyone expected a disaster. the adp payrolls number came in over 200,000, and that surprised people. factor in revisions, and we could see 50,000 or 60,000 additional jobs added. bettingld have people on the fed starting to buy what buys in bonds.-- cars. rates on homes and the fed surprises by not tapering after the weak job report in september. talked back oner the table. >> doesn't the fed have a target for the unemployment rate? >> yes, and no. ring does notape -- tightening. then implement number does not mean as much because it was distorted by the government shutdown. it will come down, but it will not be a factor for the fed air it said officials have told me -- that. -- said. fed officials have told me it will not be dependent. fourth-quarter gdp is tracking much lower, around 1%. they want evidence we wil
basket than just stocks and bonds. for longer,say low is that a call for the economy or on the market or will they both move in lockstep? >> it is both. growth is going too slow for a longer. of time. we think that the fed will keep monetary policy easy. short-term rates will remain where they are. long-term rates will budge up a bit. the stock market -- the peas are pretty high. we can squeeze a lot of juice out of that. we want to be a bit cautious for the longer-term right now. we want to make sure the people are using this diversification and understand the correlation may work against them up the market does react in a way that we are thinking. >> how is blackrock positioning itself to benefit from this environment? you have to look at the market and say, what do i do so that people invest with us? >> you will hear a lot today. you are in the right place. we will have our chief strategist talk to you today. they will give you an idea of where to be to protect yourself. one of those areas is diversification. not just in treasury, but more in credit. you are earning a coupon in the
're causing them to become this part of perpetual unemployed group in our economy. while it seems good, it does a disselfto the people you're trying to help. >> uh, no. welcome to the real world, senator, where there are still three job applicants for every one job out there, cutting the lifeline for active job seekers there not magically create, but it will put -- cutting unemployment benefits? that is a five ho ho ho, newt gingrich. first, let me say i believe there are things we could do to dramatically improve the impact. to actually prepare people for getting to work and versus a better job in the future. but took in the crossfire, weapon hawaii's democratic governor, neil abercrombie, and tim pawlenty, in a different life another colleague of mine. we're delighted to have both of you here this evening. governor, economists like larry summers, who was an adviser both to president obama and before that to president clinton have concluded that long-term unemployment compensation actually reduces participate in the work force and makes it harder for the economy to grow. what's your r
for the goods in china and other nations. the cap the world's economy humming. it may not work that way anymore . a rebounding u.s. is giving less support for you -- for global growth than it has in the past. the smallest u.s. current account deficits since 1999 shows the trend and the discovery of new domestic sources of oil and gas, it reinforces this issue. the country is spending less on imported energy." you can read the full story on bloomberg's website. the front page of "the pittsburgh post-gazette" -- a look at some of the victims from one year ago and a story that will likely get a lot of attention in the week ahead. this is from "the detroit free press" -- you can get more information by logging on to freep.com. next is robert from massachusetts. decline andre in the reason is because we, as a viewed -- when the world our opinion not to go to war, we would not go with our allies. we are ia country that has of thed because one world sees our moral fabric has declined, that is a decline any way. when bush stole the election world looked the --it is not a has way we go about the world.
anything else, they want a job. but finding work remains very difficult in an economy that still has 1.5 million fewer jobs than before the recession started six years ago. still ha million fewer jobs than before the recession started six years ago. we have never had anything close to such a sustained job deficit after any recent downturn. it has been said in opposition to an extension that the federal emergency unemployment compensation program was adopted, and i quote, for extraordinary circumstances that are disappearing. no, no. these extraordinary circumstances continue adds indicated in the report issued just this morning by president obama's council of economic advisors, that highlights that the current long-term unemployment rate is at least twice as high as it was at the expiration of every previous extended ui benefit program. the extraordinary circumstances in a few words continue. the report also sets out the economic impact of a failure to act. it occurs with cbo, wall street analysts and other economists, that allowing the federal ui program to expire who cost our economy
low wages-- the economy is growing... the gdp number out yesterday came in at 3.6%. that is strongest economic growth in 1 and half years. the number was revised up from an earlier estimate of 2.8%. what's troubling to wealth manager juli niemann is that consumer spending grew just 1.4% "the economy is not really rocketing upward, it's slogging upward. so it's just not as wildly good news as it looks like it would be on first blush here." the real driver of the economic growth is coming from the businesses building up inventories. some fear that however, could be a negative factor going into the final quarter of the year. tech and start ups as the area adding strength. "i look at now where the dow jones is, but where nasdaq is. if nasdaq is at 4,000, we've got a pretty strong economy, at least in the tech sector. if goes to 2500, then we're in real trouble." that was howard anderson-- senior lecturer at the mit sloan school of managmement the gdp report also points to a smaller drop in government spending... that suggests the across the board budget cuts are having less of an effect-
they know that these sanctions have absolutely crippled that economy. and so, what we would risk doing here in implementing a new round of sanctions is not just screwing up the negotiation, but sending a message to the iranian people, who are frankly way more pro-american than people might think -- >> right. >> -- that we aren't really serious about ultimately doing the deal they want. the hard-liners are isolated right now in iran, and we are, frankly, going to empower them if we show up at the table in the middle of these short-term negotiations with a new round of sanctions that even though they may take place in the future. this is about building confidence with the negotiators on the iranian side but also the iranian people. >> there's a political dimension to this. one of the polls we have, which is from reuters ipsos, on support for this deal show 2-1 support for it, which i was heartened to see. that doesn't necessarily reflect what i saw necessarily in the pundit class. but there's another moral dimension to this. i've heard a lot of people, along with some of your colleagues and c
it was all about. south africa had the economy, has the economy that is the greatest economic engine on the african continent and nelson n mandela did not dismantle that economy, he did not force the kind of redistribution of wealth at a pace in which his supporters wanted it to happen, he said now it's time for us to build, not to function as a revolution anymore. >> thanks, john harwood. we appreciate it. now, we are joined on the phone by robert johnson, who is a cnbc contributor, founder of the rlj and former chairman of b.e.t., old friend of mine. robert, you met nelson mandela many times, okay. how many times did you meet him, what are your thoughts tonight as he passes away? >> yeah, i had the great and humbling pleasure of meeting president mandela on a number of occasions, first with the former commerce secretary, late ron brown, and then i also accompanied president clinton on his historic trip to sub-saharan africa and of course when president mandela came to the united states seeking to raise funds to continue to fight apartheid and support his charities. the one thing,
%. >> these changes are huge, for the american economy and the american people. >> for more on the battle over youamerican health care, do think that president obama made a persuasive case to the american public that health reform has happened? >> i think he was trying to focus on why it is important and what it means for a lot of people. he has done this before, of course, by saying that nobody should have to choose between putting food on the table and taking their kids to the doctor. it is a powerful argument. his probably most powerful argument was saying to the republicans, ok, you haven't liked it, but you don't have anything to put in its place. it will who have it, particularly those on medicaid, the health care for the poor, won't want it taken away from them. it still remains to see if people find the process so painful that they put it off. and if they don't like what they get, is it an improvement? >> my impression is that they are lead -- they are breeding something of a sigh of relief at the white house. they are alsout treating the patients so much so that they want them out of
. >>> japan's latest stimulus plan has been approved. it's supposed to further boost the economy. ron madison has the details on that. >> that is the hope, of course. there has been a bit of concern about whether the economy could actually shoulder the weight of the planned contac hikes. they're hoping to count ernie negative effects the higher tax may bring. it works out to just about $54 billion. cabinet ministers are hoping the measure will help the economy keep expanding and want to support low income earners who might be affected by the tax hike. nearly $14 billion will go to sharpening japan's competitive edge. officials will use the money to promote research and development on new medicines and invest in infrastructure projects for the 2020 tokyo olympics. they've earmarked about $6 billion to people with low incomes and subsidies for home buyers. $3 billion to welfare programs. the ministers also want to speed up recovery for those hit by the march 2011 disaster. it includes $30 billion to improve reconstruction and improve disaster preparedness. it will support evacuees returning to
in the world and compete in the world and also we're now in a global economy competing for skills. that we need to be making progress on the start rather than going behind. i think what also has people nervous is that this comes despite many years now of the united states being focused on this question no child left behind, other pieces of legislation. common core debate. state efforts to improve things. and we're not making progress. >> no noticeable improvement. >> rankings in education seem to have very little to do with the success of individuals in later life. much less the success of the economy. there's this false equation that countries with great educational systems are going to have innovative dynamic economies. is that true of japan? of course it's not. is that true of finland? it's not there either. their one champion corporation is nokia. it's good half as many people as belgium. that's what makes a lot of these comparisons ridiculous. >> we should ignore them? >> yes, because they basically tell you nothing except to invest a lot of money in education and that's what we do here in
't shrinking so fast. we have gone from 10%, basically what he inherited down to 4% of the economy and on the way down to 2% by the end of the president's term. if he were not to doing this about spending and we were invest can in the future, in education, research, we are seeing american research going to china and we are not spending tax dollars on basic research, which corporations don't do. >> that's always been done by government. so, neither the finding about young people is surprising, nor is the president's focus. yeah, we have brought down the deficit is what he is saying, significantly, 90% of americans seem to be unaware of this. >> david, there are more than 10 million americans receiving disability benefits. 47 million on food stamps? >> yeah. >> torn in 4 million on long-term, getting unemployment benefits. the president's initiatives call for more spending. we still have a very big deficit and a very big nut to pay to foreign countries. is more spending the way to go? >> we are not paying to other countries. >> that's a misunderstanding to what the deficit is about.
:30 eastern time. a dow jones survey finds that the economy probably added 180,000 jobs last month. the unemployment rate is seen slipping 7.2%. we'll talk more about market expectations in just a few minutes, but we begin this morning with our top story. nelson mandela spent 27 years in prison, led his country to democracy and became its first black president. he died at home yesterday at the age of 95. chris takes a look at mandela's life and legacy. >> history books will remember nelson mandela as one of the world' most prominent crusaders for black rights, the son of an african tribal chief, nelson mandela gave up a comfortable life and his hereditary lights to be a tribal leader to become a political activist in the fight against apartheid. the system of white rule over the majority black population. >> to feel that it is for us to continue talking nonviolence and peace. >> he was jailed for organizing demonstrations as well as treason and sabotage. he spent 27 years behind bars, but his jailing fueled the fires of freedom. his plight became an international symbol of oppressi
about this later in this half-hour? get the economy strong enough, wringing hands over federal reserve losses? charles: we are making the transition to a faster economy, the period when you hand the fed driven rally to the economy, weeks or months, and the bias will be to the downside. dagen: the fourth. and football. a missed call last week. and new technology on the field for the nfl. connell: cold weather driving that energy, we will have the forecast and latest on the market impact coming up as we continue on markets now. no one is talking about a down market but here are some winners on the s&p 500. dagen: this is what is coming up on the next half-hour of new technology that can help nfl officials and change the game looks, potentially. leading the charge as energy prices react to the bitter cold in thin the midwest. and not great news for stocks. we will dig into that even further. and a 1% on your christmas list who loves coffee? they gift for them. in short supply this year than even last. nicole: that is right. this will be hot demand item. seems somewhat irrational to some a
is helping to create a stronger economy and a fairer society. will the prime minister meet me and a delegation of young people from cornwall to see how we can further promote these very worthwhile schemes? >> i am delighted with the news about the number of apprenticeships in cornwall. the government have made a major financial commitment to funding apprenticeships. that is making a difference, but there is far further to go in tackling youth unemployment and worklessness among people between the ages of 16 and 24. i am always happy to meet with him, perhaps a suitable moment might be when i am in cornwall. >> house prices are going up at a time when real wages are going down. does the prime minister accept that when interest rates go up after the election, it will detonate a sub-prime debt crisis of his making? >> the greatest danger in terms of interest rates would be to have a government who believed in more borrowing, more spending, and more taxing. that is what would drive up interest rates, that is what would hit the cost of living and that is what every family in this c
the economy probably added around 173,000 barrels last month alone. we will preview friday's government report. we have international trade coming along with productivity and cost. at 10:00 a.m., we get new home sales and ism nonmanufacturing. finally this afternoon we have the fed's beige book. 21 of the 30 dow components actually declined yesterday. the blue chip index dropped for a third straight day. this was a little bit of a drop because, again, three days in a row we haven't seen anything like that in several months. if you're wording about investor securities, the gauge rode to a six-week high. this morning, u.s. equity futures are indicated up slightly, up by about seven points. s&p futures down by over a point. nasdaq up about a point. and the ten-year note, this is what we've been watching so closely. the ten-year note at some point is yielding 2.8%. >> exactly. >> that's been driving the direction for a lot of these things. moving up yesterday was around 2.78. but 2.8 is where people start to sit up and take note. >> just under 16,000. vix at 14. ten-year, 2.8%. i'm not ready to sa
, but no one predicted the markets would react this week. there was worries that an improving economy would lead the fed to taper early, burr the stock market rallies big and the bond market barely moves. cyclical sectors were strong and even the interest rate sensitive groups had a good day. we closed at the highs. but what about the taper fears? remember bond yields had moved up from 2.5% at the end of october to about 2.9% today. most traders haven't changed their position, that tapering is unlikely to start before january at the earliest and it will be gentle when it starts. finally, janet yellen will believe to enforce that tapering is not tapering, like changing the unemployment threshold they have been talking about. larry, back to you. >>> all right, many thanks to bob pisani. now, it looks like more and more like obama care is failing so badly that a bailout is already in the works for the nation's biggest health insurance companies. and that's because of what many are calling the perfect storm. not enough young people enrolling, too many older and sicker people signing up, also th
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